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100 Colorado Creatives – Francis Roces


100 Colorado Creatives – Francis Roces

From Westword:


#66: Francis Roces

Last week, we introduced Powerhaüs Artist-in-Residence (PAIR) Program fine-art resident Charlie Boots; now meet his fashion-designing counterpart, Francis Roces, a familiar face to those in Denver’s fashion scene. He’s been plying the needle and thread for nearly thirty years, and is best-known around here for his clothing line, KimonoDragons, which imaginatively blends quirky fabrics and an Asian sensibility into one-of-a-kind pieces for men and women.

Selected for the three-month PAIR residency by local fashion celebrity Mondo Guerra, Roces is working with Powerhaüs Studio mentor Mona Lucero on improving the business side of his fashion house; his fun fashion will be on public display next at the June 8 Paint the Runway benefit for the Denver Art Society and Camp ArtReach.

We asked Roces to answer our 100CC questionnaire; read his replies at